Über den Autor
Pamela J. Stewart is Senior Research Associate and Co-Director of the Cromie Burn Research Unit, in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Ritual Studies and the Ritual Studies Book Series. Andrew Strathern is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Ritual Studies and the Ritual Studies Book Series.
1. Introduction: Problems of Definition 2. Early Grand Theorists 3. The Fieldwork Revolution: Malinowski, Racliffe-Brown and Functionalism 4. Structure and Process: Victor Turner 5. Ancestor Worship: Meyer Fortes and Psychological Interpretations 6. Sacrifice 7. Contemporary Processual and Post-Processual Approaches: Questions of Meanings and Exegesis 8. Performance and Perfomativity 9. New Cognitive Approaches: Old Wine in New Bottles? 10. Conclusions: Back to Framing and Values Bibliography Index
Written with the specific needs of students of religious studies in mind, Ritual: Key Concepts in Religious Studies surveys the field of ritual studies looking at it both historically within anthropology and in terms of its contemporary relevance to mass phenomena.
An introduction to the concept of ritual, a key component in the study of religion.